Posts Tagged ‘supply’

Fixing Prices and Everything Else

February 11, 2010

Planned obsolescence as an industry standard is price fixing. Its the legal, hidden equivalent to retailers jacking their prices in unison. Purchases: remember its not just the price, but how much you’re getting. Take something like dish soap. The water and container aren’t of any use to you, so lets assume when you buy a container of dish soap you are really just after a quantity of soap ingredients. (more…)

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Working an Ethical Job

May 5, 2009


A very small percentage of the global population is engaged in fulfilling humanity’s needs while at work. Engineers are drawing up faster breaking cell phones, mathematicians assess market data, artists make commercials, philosophers become lawyers, and scientists design make-up for dogs. (more…)

$Money$

February 22, 2009


I’m going to get so many crap messages for posting that title. The spam bots hunt out words like “finance” and “investment” in bloggers tags and then plaster their inbox with promises of debt consolidated. Sorry already whittled myself down to a single overlord thankyou (more…)

Blogging, how to get started and build traffic

January 5, 2009


One thing for sure about bloggering, what with the competition, new comers need a good strategy to bring people to their site. If you’ve got an audience already somewhere, use that to get going- hand out your web address at events, to clients and whatnot. Ok too obvious. But if you’re really at scratch, man, you’ve gotta use (more…)

Making Planned Obsolescence Illegal

December 26, 2008


Ever wonder how the package knows exactly when your light bulb will burn out? Annoyed that yet another cellphone battery has gone dead and replacements are not available? Amazed at the precision with which manufacturers are able to make products that last exactly 2 weeks longer than their warranties? (more…)

Biofuels are Bullshit

December 13, 2008


It’s pretty simple, mankind is already straining our farmland to grow enough food to feed everyone. People are still starving, food costs continue to rise. Mankind is also extremely dependent on fuel. Other than maybe air and water, i can’t think of something humans consume more of than food and fuel. Filling cars with biofuels would basically group our two most demanded commodities onto one production source. Its preposterous. (more…)

Gas, A Good One

November 20, 2008

Here’s a good trick. Price of oil has potential to go up; gas prices immediately go up by a larger percentage. . . but. . . .oil prices go down in reality, gas prices very slowly and reluctantly go down by a smaller percentage. (more…)

Food Supply

October 22, 2008


In the old days John raised cows, Joe grew wheat and Jennifer fished: individuals produced food and traded it.

Our supply of food has been whittled down to fewer and fewer sources. The grocery stores have amalgamated into 2-3 giant companies. Farms have been sewn together to form massive food machines. Even the struggling independent variety store owner is forced to get many of his supplies from costco and walmart. Naturally big (more…)